New International Version
Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
King James Bible
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked go astray from the womb; they err as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
World English Bible
The wicked go astray from the womb. They are wayward as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked have been estranged from the womb, They have erred from the belly, speaking lies.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked are estranged from the womb - "This," says Dr. Kennicott, "and the next two verses, I take to be the answer of Jehovah to the question in the two first verses, as the Psalm 58:6, Psalm 58:7, and Psalm 58:8, are the answer of the psalmist, and the remainder contains the decree of Jehovah." He calls these wicked men, men who had been always wicked, originally and naturally bad, and brought up in falsehood, flattery, and lying. The part they acted now was quite in character.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
as soon [heb.] from the belly
LibraryOf Internal Acts
Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. I intend here to speak only of Internal acts, those energies of the soul, by which it turns internally to some objects, and averts from others. If during my application to God I should form a will to change the nature of my act, I thereby withdraw myself …
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
Faith the Sole Saving Act.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ears have not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.
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